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LIVEBLOG: Crystal Palace v Manchester United Live Updates

LIVEBLOG: Crystal Palace v Manchester United Live Updates

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been forced to shuffle the pack tonight, as his Manchester United side travel to Selhurst Park to face an in-form Crystal Palace side.

The Red Devils earned every bit of their goalless draw with Liverpool on Sunday, losing three players to first-half injuries, whilst Marcus Rashford laboured for most of the game after a being the victim of an early challenge from Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

But whilst the striker is fit enough for the bench, withdrawals Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have not been passed fit, with the Norwegian manager forced into four changes for this evening's clash. In come Sanchez, Lukaku and Fred, as well as youngster Diego Dalot in a previously untested midfield role.

 

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Palace enjoyed a 4-1 away victory over Leicester City last time out, a result that ultimately cost Claude Puel his job at the Kingpower Stadium. Roy Hodgson's side have now gone six games unbeaten in all competitions, a run that has coincided for the most part with Michy Batshuayi's arrival in Croydon.

The Chelsea loanee moved across London to join Palace on Transfer Deadline Day and has looked sharp in wins over Fulham and Doncaster, before grabbing his first goal for his new club in Saturday's demolition of the former Premier League champions.

Palace make one change to that winning side, with defender Martin Kelly coming in for Mamadou Sakho. The French centre-half will miss the remainder of the season, after a troublesome knee gave way at the Kingpower once and for all. The former Liverpool man is now set for an opeartion that will curtail his participation in the run-in.

Keep up to date with all the action live above, with the game kicking off at eight o'clock!

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